Zimbabwe To Phase Out Plastic Bags By December 2022

THE Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has written to retailers and their affiliate organizations to start considering alternative carrier bags instead of plastic as they were now working on completely phasing out the use of plastic bags. Staff Reporter In a communique addressed to the Retailers Association of Zimbabwe, EMA Environmental Education and Publicity Manager, Steady Kangata said plastic has become a menace, hence the need to reduce the use of plastic. “The Environmental Management Agency is therefore taking steps towards the phase-out of plastic carrier bags. We are encouraging your…

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2018 Cholera Drug Resistance Burden Linked To Poor Waste Management

IMPROPER disposal and management of waste in Zimbabwe has given rise to Antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) especially for diarrhoeal diseases as people end up continuously taking antibiotics to manage recurring diseases, Director Epidemiology and Disease Control in the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), Dr Portia Manangazira has said. By Michael Gwarisa The revelations also follows a recent study by local epidemiologists which concluded that the Cholera epidemic of 2018 which ravaged Zimbabwe, had high incidences of drug resistance which made it difficult to contain the disease using the…

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Gweru Fish Contaminated…Anchor Yeast Distances Self From Poisoning Water

Lesaffre Zimbabwe (Formerly known as Anchor Yeast) says it is not responsible for the poisoning of fish at its Geluk Farm dam in Gweru which triggered a health scare in the city. By Kudakwashe Pembere This follows reports and social media messages claiming the company has been left counting loses after its supplying dam for fish in Gweru was poisoned with great fear that some unscrupulous personnel sneak the poisoned white meat into the black market. Lesaffre owns a farm in Gweru where the dam in discussion is located. The…

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